FITNESS

Mind, Body, Spirit

 

Ballet Studio

THE BENEFITS OF BALLET

I absolutely love the art of ballet! I love how it serves as a creative outlet for me to express myself artistically. I revel in the intensity of physical exertion required, both in movement and stillness.

I enjoy the mental challenge it provides— trying to remember different ballet positions and combinations while remaining focused on my breathing and body positioning—neck long, shoulders down, tailbone tucked in, feet turned out…

Ballet is the epitome of creative mindfulness for me.

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I ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY… BALLROOM DANCE!

My introduction to Ballroom Dance began at Go Dance Studios here in Knoxville—and I loved every minute!

Ballroom Dance movies are one of my favorite genres to watch (especially Dance with Me, Take the Lead, Shall We Dance?, Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, & Strictly Ballroom), and I was eager to learn the moves I’d seen in those movies!

I approached ballroom dance like a true multipotentialite—I went all in!

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WORKING IT OUT

This is a blast-from-the-past blog re-post from my first blog, Words of Wellness. These tips still hold true, so I figured I’d share them once again!

I enjoy watching a show on Fine Living Network called “Bulging Brides.”

At the start of the show, the brides-to-be are lamenting the fact that they are unable to fit into their wedding gowns (usually with the wedding in two months). Their poor eating and exercise habits are revealed. Then the hosts, a personal trainer and a nutrition consultant, arrive on the scene to help them turn over a new (and healthier) leaf… and to get them into those wedding gowns!

While the vast majority of us are not trying to fit into a wedding gown in 6-8 weeks, there are some things we can learn from the show…

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DR. DAYO’S DANCE PARTY

Special thank you to Ms. Robillard’s 3rd-grade class at Clayton Elementary for their participation in “Dr. Dayo’s Dance Party” last Friday! Thanks for the wonderful thank you notes as well.

I’m so glad you enjoyed the music (especially “Drink More Water”), the presentation, and the dance/exercise moves! 🙂

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